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If you’ve listened to indie rock at any point in the 2010s, one or more of your favorite bands hails from (or, at least, recently relocated) to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philly, throughout this exact time period and basically all of recorded history, has been a humiliating trash heap of a sports town, trusting the process—they’re largely allergic to postseason play. The Eagles are hoping to change that on Sunday night, coming in as heavy underdogs against the New England Patriots at the 2018 Super Bowl. (The Patriots are going for their sixth championship, fuck ‘em.)


Luckily, Philly shreds the entire state of Massachusetts to bits when it comes to the quality and variety of its musical exports. We have Philadelphia to thank for The Roots, Hall and Oates, Eve, rapper Meek Mill, recent Grammy winners The War on Drugs, emo favorites Modern Baseball, and so many more. Sure, Boston and its surrounding areas have a few rock bands to be excited about, but Philly’s basically brimming with them on every block: Hop Along, Cayetana, Kississippi, Thin Lips, Pissed Jeans, to name just a few. It’s an embarrassment of riches, and you can dig in below—starting with the Eagles’ unofficial team anthem, Meek’s “Dreams and Nightmares.”

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